I want to thank all of my followers who left comments and were entered in my giveaway. I do believe that this was the most people I have ever had, a total of 17.
All names were written down, papers folded and put in my pottery bowl that Meghan made when she was in college. A paper was drawn, and the winner is, DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........
...........WENDY!....... You will find Wendy at her blog here, in fact Wendy has many blogs with all sorts of interests so no matter what you are interested in, Wendy pretty much has it covered. CONGRATS WENDY!!! I have sent you a message on your blog.
when I went to the mailbox there was a package, now what did I order that I forgot about? When I pulled it out and looked to see, why, what a surprise! It was from sweet Mere from Florida, one of my good blogging friends. Her blog Mereknits is here. Her return label had her darling Max on it, how cute! What could this be?????
KNITTED WRIST WARMERS!!!!! OH I LOVE THESE!!!!!!!! THEY ARE EVEN IN MY FAVORITE COLOR AND LOOK AT THOSE SWEET CROCHETED FLOWERS WITH THE BUTTONS! The afternoon of my birthday I met my girls at The Golden Dragon in Fremont Ohio for Chinese food and I wore my new gift. They are so soft, and warm.
Aren't they just perfect? I wanted to take a pic wearing them both but I had to hold the camera.....you know the drill.
As far as what I have been doing well take a look. As many of you recall I recently made my friend Debbie a baby set and heart bobble blanket, she wanted another only this time crib size blanket and a 2T size sweater in pink. I had her go buy the yarn and I would just charge her for the labor. I had every intention of making that blanket, but the more I thought about it, the joining of blocks again and still reeling from all those hexes I made, I decided to do the blanket with hearts in one piece, easy peesy, none of that block joining for me. So I sat down and figured and I got the pattern down pat and you see what I had in the works.
I kept looking at the picture of this baby blanket and grabbed another skein and started it, oh man, what was I doing here....the more I looked at the first one the more I liked the second one.....you guessed it, I frogged the first and kept on with the second. Now I am sure Debbie won't mind, she better not, and if she does I guess I will be up the creek and going out and buying some yarn to make that bobble heart blanket, no doubt it will be the original one done in squares that have to be joined.
Then I did some stash busting and found this cute pattern for a cupcake purse. The pattern can be found here. Anitha has a picture of the one she made and has a link to the tutorial video. I am not finished with mine yet, I would like to embellish it with beads or something, but here is what I plan to put inside the ones I make.....
I have many of these little jointed babies to get some clothes on. I made my cupcake big enough to accommodate the dolls. They will be perfect for any little girl. This is another work in progress. I am sad to say they will not be cheap if I decide to sell them. Those baby dolls were bought years ago and if I remember right they cost around $10 each, OUCH!
Then the last 3 pics are of what my friend Debbie found at the Good Will. I am forever working on trying to get my yarn stash used up and she is forever bringing me stuff like this. She refused any money and told me to do what I wanted with it all okay, so there is plenty of nice named brand sock yarn and also baby yarn, and one thing I am so funny about is that it can not smell when I open the bag. I am very particular about anything funky like that and I know all of you who love yarn know what I am talking about. So for her thoughtfulness to me I will use some of it to make her something and gift it back to her.
So, I think her find was my gain and I am grateful. Looks like I will be busy for a long time to come. That is good, it keeps me out of trouble. So until next time, stay warm, keep the faith and God bless you all. Love you ♥